Coral, Colectivo, Tectónico is a sound project by artist Constanza Alarcón Tennen. It is an evolving audio piece archiving the acoustic experience of earthquakes.
The archive compiles and layers recordings of human voices reproducing their impressions of how an earthquake sounded. As more recordings are integrated, Coral, Colectivo, Tectónico, metabolizes each into a larger communal memory of tectonic experience. As of today, the archive includes over 60 voices and has been shared in different iterations and in many contexts.
Between May and October 2022 it will be exhibited as a sound installation as part of bb15’s project Elementarereignisse commissioned by BIG ART at the Campus of Universität für Bodenkultur Vienna. It will be placed in the BOKU Garden at Gregor-Mendel-House close to Türkenschanzpark.
To participate read the following questions and guide, and send your recollection.
Do you remember Do you remember the sound of an earthquake that you have experienced? Could you try to sing it or reproduce it with your voice only?
~ It does not matter the type of sound or the duration, only that it is produced by your own voice.
~ You can record it with a cell phone, audio device or computer.
~ Try to make your recording as spontaneous as possible, without thinking too much about the answer.
~ Only record your sound once, otherwise it’s very easy to try to “improve” it.
Send your audio file to firstname.lastname@example.org you can also use platforms like wetransfer in case the file is too big. If you have any questions, you can write to us at the same email mentioned above.
More information about the project and the different versions here: www.alarcon-tennen.com/work#/coralcolectivotectonico/